BA-History, Psychology, and Religious Studies; Scripps College

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I am a second-year student at Scripps College and an alumna of Li Po Chun UWC. I consider Hong Kong to be my hometown, and my family heritage is Chinese, American, and Brazilian. Academically, I have always been drawn to the study of history, psychology, and religious studies. These are the three main approaches to learning from which I am enthusiastic about studying humanity, ranging from the individual to the cumulative, societal level. Because of my scholastic pursuits in the field of Humanities, and my identity as a global citizen, I am keenly interested in the politics and groundwork of peacekeeping. My approach to peacebuilding begins with the individual, and glides downstream into the ocean of Community. I am very inspired by the Buddhist saying, "To bring peace to the earth, strive to make your own life peaceful." It is with this wisdom in Mind and Spirit that I engage passionately in the study of alternative and esoteric healthcare theories and practices during my free time. I believe that when Health and vitality flow through the Spirit to the Body, the simple Wholeness of wellbeing Peace results.